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Michigan Halts Sale of Marijuana Vape Products, Orders Tests

Michigan Halts Sale of Marijuana Vape Products, Orders Tests Photo: WDIO

Created: November 22, 2019 05:15 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so that they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses.

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The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued the emergency rules Friday.

They prohibit licensed medical and recreational marijuana businesses from selling existing products intended for e-cigarette use unless they are re-tested and do not have vitamin E acetate. Newly made vaping products cannot have the compound, either.

Regulators plan to inspect processing facilities twice a month to make sure they do not contain inactive ingredients that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for inhalation.

Vitamin E acetate has only recently been used as a thickener in vaping fluid, particularly in black market vaping cartridges.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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